Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice

  1. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    This is a pleasant scent, comfortable to wear and would not offend anyone as far as I can tell. Yet, I give it a thumbs-down. Here's why.
    Where are the conifers: fir, pine, balsam? Simply not to be found, in my experience. There is absolutely nothing green or foresty here -- not a bit.
    The scent is spicy-soft, with bright ginger notes held against a kind of soapy-fresh foundation. It is not overly sweet, nor as 'foody' as I had expected. It is sheer and translucent, as are most in the Aqua Allegoria line. The later dry-down has slight hints of incense, and a whisp of nutty, smoky notes.
    For what it is, it is OK. But for what it is not, it is simply not up to this Conehead's expectations.
    Those looking for more available (and better, IMO) ginger-incense scents should try Serge Luten's Five O'Clock au Gingembre and Miller & Bertaux's #2 Spiritus/Land.
  2. odysseusm
    odysseusm
    Fragrance notes: fir trees, scotch pine, balsam, somalian incense, sugar and vanilla, ginger.
    Discontinued but apparently available in Paris in Limited Edition.
  3. awayalonealong
    awayalonealong
    Thanks for the review, Ody. As a Guerlain, this series has often seemed appealing. But--for example--that which would qualify Winter Delice for winter, the conifers, is apparently merely allegorical. Or perhaps suffering from homeopathic dilution (The "Aqua" is another warning sign, I fear).
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